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The BHPS User Documentation and Questionnaires

Welcome to the BHPS Documentation. This release covers Waves 1-18 of the BHPS data, which were deposited in the UK Data Archive in June 2010. Details about the content of the wave 18 data release are available here.

Using the BHPS Online Documentation

This online version of the BHPS Documentation is divided into several volumes. The menu on the right consists of options which allow the user to access:

  • Volume A - this User Guide [PDF format] relates to all Waves of the BHPS, and contains introductory material, technical reports and a variety of appendices.
  • Volume B - contains codebook material for each Wave of the BHPS. The Volume B menu option presents the user with various ways to access the Volume B material - by following links from a chosen Index Term, Record Type, or Wave.


In addition to using the BHPS Online Documentation on our website, it is possible to download the following items:

N.B. If you have any queries or suggestions about the content or format of the BHPS Documentation or, if you encounter any problems/anomalies, please email the .